Saint Blaise Vodka by old world spirits Hard to find in stock!Davorin Kuchan has been distilling spirits since his early days as a winemaker and eau-de-vie expert back in Croatia. When he established Old World Spirits here on the San Francisco Peninsula right outside of Belmont, he brought with him the traditions and expertise of old world production methods and used them to formulate West Coast versions of his original spirits. This was right around the pre-Prohibition cocktail craze when vodka was becoming a dirty word, so Davorin instead made gin; never releasing his patented vodka formula state-side for fear that it would never get the credit it deserved. Now that all that prejudice is dying down, however, he felt it was time to bring back one of his most special old world creations. Using a unique finishing process (including granite and active charcoal sedimentation) and an ultra-slow, subsonic, continuous, multi-stage filtering process, Davorin has created a California version of his old St. Blaise vodka; a tribute to the patron saint of Croatia. Based off his eau-de-vie and grappa filtration methods, the idea is to polish and soften the spirit without striping the inherent character. The vodka is proofed with soft California Sierra spring water. The final product is soft, supple, and slightly creamy in texture with accents of sweet fruit in the background. It's one of the most pure and elegant vodkas we've ever tasted and it's being made right here in our own backyard. The pride of Croatia is now the pride of the Peninsula!Award winning California Crafted Vodka - Triple- filtered water from California Toulomne River, Yosemite, California.St. Blaise has flavors of spicy wheat, toasted agave and whipped cream. We use the finest Northern California Yosemite / Toulomne River triple-filtered spring water.St Blaise redefines California Craft Vodka.A Nice, Zesty Vodka" - Tastings International Spirits Review89 Points - Wine EnthusiastTastings Notes:Style: Fruity, delicateAroma: vanilla nuts and honeycombFlavor: horchata, chalk, cotton candySmoothness: Silky and SmoothFinish: Confectioner's sugarEnjoy: in cocktails on the rocksBottom Line: UnbelieveableSt. Blaise Craft VodkaCroatia Dreaming in CaliforniaSingle Pot Still, Ultra Premium VodkaCroatian immigrant have been coming to California for over a century, especially since the Pacific reminded them of their beloved Adriatic Sea. They were farmers, fishermen, winegrowers and brought with them the love of good food, Zinfandel, hand made spirits, music and strong family values.Every year, Croatians celebrate the feast day of St. Blaise with colorful processions while blessing their throats, particularly in Dubrovnik, a medieval jewel of the Mediterranean recently made popular by Game of Thrones and Star Wars, both of which were partially filmed there.With St. Blaise Vodka, we honor St. Blaise, the protector of our beloved Dubrovnik and the patron saint of the throat.